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of a short term budget deal in the bud. calls leaders back to the white house. define big. a fresh new hampshire poll out find mitt romney holding strong. both in the primary and general but michelle bachmann has made big gains. is it time for republicans to start rally ago rounds a single candidate? some leaders think so. we'll ask the head of the republican party whether he agrees. and look at these pictures. it's a massive -- this is real. not special effects. 50 mile dust storm. it envelopes phoenix, arizona. downed trees. delayed flights. cut off power to thousands. not rain, folks. dust. wednesday, july 6, 2011. i'm chuck todd. let me get to my first reads of the morning. the idea of a short term debt deal gaining momentum in the senate. president nipped that talk in the bud. >> heard reports that there may be some in congress who want to do just enough to make sure that america avoid defaulting on our debt in the short term but then wants to kick the can down the road when it comes to solving the larger problem of our deficit. i don't share that view. >> the president's public s
involved. it's too big. it's too much trauma in our state. i thought the court would not be able to disentangle themselves from the drama. >> 16 years after the massacre, this court ruling about the three men who were turned over to the serbs, could have implications for similar cases against the dutch state. peer -- peter biles, "bbc world news." >> now the concern for the thousands caught up in draught. >> that's right. the draught from east africa is a human tragedy from unimaginable proportions. rains have failed for the past four seasons and more than 10 million people across eethyobeya, so man ya, are facing dire shortages of food, shelter, and medical support. >> day after day, mile after mile, they walk and walk. these are the people of the draught. but they're also escaping from somalia's endless civil war and they trek vast distances across land where it no longer seems to rain. some are sick, like alio who's just 6 months old. some will die along the way. these people we came across today are all from the same village in somalia. what they carry is all they possess. >>
chat or call without leaving facebook. this is big for facebook. this is not so revolutionary for the users. >> are these the kind people that actually want to have video chat and video conferences? i thought that was more of a work scenario. >> with any audience, this kind of a video chat behavior is for the minority of your interactions because if you are in a certain place, once you introduce visual and audio cues, you have to have a controlled environment. i cannot have a video chat with you while i'm on the bus. this is by definition a rich interface for a minority of your communications. nonetheless, they spoke with like this to happen within facebook and not have you leave facebook and have you use your skype program. >> one thing that seems to be clear is that the business side, this comes in the same week that google has announced its social network is try to take on facebook as well. who was winning that battle? >> if you measure this on sheer numbers, no one touches facebook. during the announcement, they mentioned they have 750 million users. that is a big jump fro
to an end. the first american to orbit the earth says we're making a big mistake. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, our lead story tonight is in the what will they think of next category, on it's >>> good evening, our lead story tonight is in the what will they think of next category, on it's deadly serious because it has to do with the latest ways terrorists are figuring out to bring down an aircraft. we talk a lot about airline security, what gets through, what doesn't. and this scenario, in the form of a warning from the feds, may be a nightmare scenario. explosives inside a passenger, surgically placed within the body of a living human being who is willing to give their life to the cause. it's a grisly business, but just the threat of it could change air travel. we want to get more from pete williams at national airport in d.c. pete, good evening. >> brian, officials stress tonight there's no indication of any plot under way to actually do this, but they say al qaeda operatives have ta
: the last 48 hours this investigation has gone from about this big to this big. some officials may have already been caught lying. not only that, now we're told u.s. wasn't just helping send guns to mexico, taxpayers paid for some of those guns. and more than one federal agency knew about it. that's the latest in the scandal we know as fast and furious. according to sources an f.b.i. informant allegedly used taxpayer money to buy guns on behalf of the cartels, the f.b.i. knew it, they allowed it to happen and they failed to tell congress or the agency that was investigating him, causing that agency, the atf to spend two years, thousands of man-hours and millions of dollars pursuing information the f.b.i. already had about a man, the atf would never be allowed to arrest because he worked for the f.b.i. this information was confirmed this week sources say by the acting atf director ken nelson who met secretly on july 4th with congressman darrell issa and senator charles grassley. nelson who is going to be the fall guy in this scandal dropped a few bombs in his deposition indicating others
or soot. we have debt as big as our economy. we look a lot like greece already. it's going to have to have broad impact on every aspect of our socie society. >> let's bring in jessica yellin. what are your sources telling you about tomorrow's meeting. >> the goal is to jump start this process until the u.s. hits the debt ceiling. all sides i speak to are hopeful they'll get a deal accomplished. they want to discuss true specifics and set up hopefully a process, probably with smaller meetings in the coming days and weeks to solve this once and far all. the positions remain the same -- republicans want to cut spending an equal amount to the amount that the debt ceiling will be raised. democrats are insistant that must be paired with tax increases, call it what you will. people close to the negotiations are telling me today that they now like the y canned of a bigger deal, a dpeel between $3 trillion to $4 trillion. now, that's a pretty surprising change, because just a week ago, right here in the white house, the president held a press conference talking about the difficulty getting to a $2
of the big monthly jobs report. there wasn't an awful lot of movement, as you can see, at the end of the session. the s&p and also the dow were each off by just a fraction, and the nasdaq meanwhile managing to choke up just a small gain. pretty modest, though. about one-third of a percent. this is how the future markets are trading. it seems that we're in for a flat start at the moment. a number of indices down if we look at the futures. but only by a bit. about .07%. >>> britain's most popular newspaper is under hot water. they are facing allegations of phone hacking. today british lawmakers will debate calls for an urgent public inquiry into the affair. this all comes after new claims suggest that after the london underground and bus bombings of 2005, this paper may have tried to hack the victims' phones and the phones of their relatives as well. >>> the new phone hacking claims that have caused so much anger across the united kingdom also centered around a 13-year-old who disappeared on her way home from school back in 2002. her decomposing body was discovered six months later.
of the big stories of the day. i think everybody is talking act this. it was a bombshell verdict. the question, was justice served in the anthony trial? carol. everybody has been talking about this nonstop. >> it seems that way. it's crazy. even people who are talking about it deny it later because they are embarrassed. it's out there. casey anthony might be a free woman as soon as tomorrow, found not guilty of murder. she could be sentenced to time served for lying to investigators. if that happens, they have a plan in place to sneak her out of the courtroom for her own protection. not accusing anyone. the emotion surrounding the case is frenzied. >> i don't know if they are watching the same thing we were. it's just shocking. i don't know. i don't watch anything like this, but the little girl. it's just wrong. >> a jury found casey anthony not guilty. an alternate juror telling us the question of how she died was not answered. in public opinion, anthony is guilty as sin. >> most people, even the prosecution thought it was a slam dunk. you know what i think happened here? appare
. the big question, though, is for the prosecution team, what did they do potentially wrong here, because they were certainly very confident in their case. here is lamar lawson. >> we're disappointed with the verdict today and surprised, because we know the facts, and we put in absolutely every piece of evidence that existed. our attorney did an exemplary job. i'm proud of them and i stand by their work. i never, ever criticize a jury. theirs is the task of deciding what to believe. >> reporter: the prosecutor also said that what really hampered the case was the frequent that -- fact that the decomposition, the six months it took to find caylee's remains, really hampered the prosecution because they lost so much crime scene evidence, fingerprints, perhaps they may have found on the duct tape and the laundry bag, phil. -- bill. bill: fel keating, thank you. alisyn has more. alisyn: we need to talk more about these jurors. they left immediately after the reading. remember this was after six weeks of being sequestered and finish of -- none of them wanted to talk about their momentous decisio
. if they became emotional, there is no way it know which way they would go. as you can tell, everybody has a big stake in this case. >> reporter: vinnie is a former prosecutor. you seemed fairly confident the prosecution had done a really sound swrob. you mentioned the way the jury was reacting to the defense giving you an idea maybe this would not be good for the defense. of course, things happened otherwise. anything as a former prosecutor you think the prosecution should have done differently? >> reporter: not at all. not at all. it comes down to reasonable doubt. you know? this is a criminal defendant's best friend. it's our system, it is the foundation of our system, reasonable doubt. this jury found it reasonable to believe that a grandfather would see his granddaughter drown in an innocent matter with no criminal liability and take that innocent accident and cover it up to frame his own daughter for first-degree murder and watch her have to battle a potential death penalty. they found it reasonable. under our system, she's not guilty. >> jennifer, jose baez took his fair share of criticis
noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. not going back there again. good for you! how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't... multigrain cheerios has five whole grains and 110 lightly sweetened calories per serving... more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios. >>> lawyers are pressing prosecutors to drop sexual assault charges against dominique straus-khan. prosecutors are considering whether they can go forward after finding his accuser lied to them. defense lawyers called a meeting with the prosecution today "productive." >>> the army psychiatrist charged in the deadly fort hood rampage will face the death penalty. this after the base commander determined that major nidal malik hasan will be saying it was more costly and time consuming. >>> james bulger pled not guilty to 19 murder counts. that plea in a boston federal court came 16 years after bulger fled the city when a federal agent warned him that there was an upcoming indict
. another picture shows the muddy water forming a big puddle in the middle of the intersection. >>> in napa county three farm workers went to the hospital after they were exposed to pesticides. janine de la vega . jana katsuyama tells us that the two were taken to the hospital. >> reporter: a napa county sheriff's captain says they got the call about 9:30 this morning. the workers had been pruning a vineyard. napa officials say it appears a neighboring vineyard had applied pesticides overnight. >> there was enough breeze to cause a drift of this spray. >> reporter: the sheriff's office says the three women and a fourth worker had respiratory problems. investigators tell us the chemicals involve include sylgart, flint and altacore. >> we're in a quarantine area and we're trying to eradicate the moth. that's what altacore is all about. >> whether it's handling, understanding the labeling, understanding the mixing and being very cautious about the weather and the time of application. >> reporter: there's no word on just how long this investigation will take. the farm bureau says there are reg
water forming a big puddle in the middle of the intersection. >>> in napa county three farm workers went to the hospital after they were exposed to pesticides. janine de la vega . jana katsuyama tells us that the two were taken to the hospital. >> reporter: a napa county sheriff's captain says they got the call about 9:30 this morning. the workers had been pruning a vineyard. napa officials say it appears a neighboring vineyard had applied pesticides overnight. >> there was enough breeze to cause a drift of this spray. >> reporter: the sheriff's office says the three women and a fourth worker had respiratory problems. investigators tell us the chemicals involve include sylgart, flint and altacore. >> we're in a quarantine area and we're trying to eradicate the moth. that's what altacore is all about. >> whether it's handling, understanding the labeling, understanding the mixing and being very cautious about the weather and the time of application. >> reporter: there's no word on just how long this investigation will take. the farm bureau says there are regulatory fines for unsafe pestic
are following a big story president barack obama preparing for his twitter town hall meeting this afternoon he will have plenty to talk about. >>> the president hopes to convince congress this week to finally raise the nations debt limit, doug luzader has more from capitol hill. >> he will answer questions from twitter users primarily about jobs, economy and most likely the debt crisis. >> this is now a white house, they said they are feted up with congress president obama took them to task saying the american people want some action. >> it is in fact what drives them nuts about washington when both parties simply take the path of least resistance. >> senate seemed to be doing just that after canceling this week's vacation to tackle the debt the senate majority leader harry reed tried to skip the issue to move on the other business and that drove republicans nuts. >> we are going to focus on something possibly that is irrelevant and has nothing whatsoever to do with the issue at hand to make the american people thing we are doing something. >> they may do something later this week thursday lea
. this is big for facebook. i do not know it is revolutionary for the user. >> all the people using facebook -- i understand a lot of people are deciding they do not want to use facebook. do they want to have a chat and video conferences? i thought that was more of their work scenario. >> with this audience, with any audience, this kind of video chat behavior is for the minority of your interactions. if you are in a certain place, once you introduce visual and audio cues, you have to have a controlled environment. i cannot do a video chat with you while i am on the bus going to work. that is complicated. i can always do a text chat. this is a rich interface for a minority of your communications. but facebook once those to happen within facebook, and not have you leave to use your skype program. >> i think i understand the technical side of this. one thing that seems to be clear from the business side is it comes in the same week that google announced its social network. it is trying to take on facebook as well. who is winning that battle? >> it depends how you measure it. on sheer numbers, n
, the big question is whether or not his defense attorneys will actually ask for this case and the charges to be dropped, and what the judge will say about that, or, if there's some other reason for them to meet. you know what, what we're learning is there are details that have come out about the accuser in this case, and her past, that even had the prosecution now asking questions about this woman. questions that this trial could hinge on, because she is their witness. the only way that they can really press sexual assault charges against dominic strauss-kahn is with her testimony, convincingly, so it has been said, by prosecutors up until now. will defense attorneys for dominic strauss-kahn then ask this judge to dismiss the charges based on the fact that the prosecution may or may not have enough evidence to go forward. we're watching this, that meeting is coming up, those manhattan prosecutors and defense lawyers, meeting in an office. as soon as we know what -- what has happened, we'll bring it to tower office. this is big news, this man lost his job behind the sexual assault charges
. it is too big. i would look for to be able to disentangle themselves fomrom this drama. >> 16 years after the massacre, the court ruling about the three men that were turned over to the serbs could have implications for similar cases against the dutch state. >> a disaster unfolding for tens of thousands of people in east africa. >> the un refugee agency has called the drought in east africa and human tragedy of unimaginable proportions. 10 milliond more than people in ethiopia, somalia are facing loss of medical support and food. >> day after day, mile after mile, they walk and walk. these are the people of the drought, but they are also escaping from somalia's civil war. they trek vast distances over land where it no longer seems to rain. some are sick, like this child that is six months old. some will die along the way. these people are all from the same village in somalia. what they carry is all they possess. >> it was too long. we had no food. we were carrying children on our back. we had threats from wild animals, all kinds of suffering. cox this group of villages have been walking f
:00 and 6:00. we're live near the airport, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> a lot breaking on this big story on the bwi parkway. we'll have more for you on this still-developing story coming up at 5:00 and 6:00 live. >>> casey anthony could walk free in 24 hours. the verdict is being analyzed from coast to coast. karen brown reports for wjz on what happens now. >> reporter: people are already lining up to get a seat for casey anthony's sentencing. many can't believe she was cleared of murdering her daughter caylee. >> maybe someday she's going to wake up and realize, i've got to come forward. >> reporter: russell heckler was an alternate jury. >> it was the right decision. >> he said the prosecution did not prove caylee was murdered. >> they didn't show us how caylee died. that was important. >> reporter: heckler objects there was some sort of horrific accident. >> overall, i think the family knows a lot more than what came out at the trial. >> reporter: the judge will sentence casey anthony on four misdemeanor charges of lying to police. she's already spent nearly three years in jail.
is on. , another big name changes when it comes to where to build they will metro stop at dulles airport. -- where to build the metro stop. in the meantime u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood is trying to find a compromise to the rail debacle. local officials allocate the money to pay for it all. the $5 billion project is one of the most expensive construction projects in the country. >> having that discussion and dialogue is important. that is what would be needed to make a good decision. >> the compromise includes stripping several elements of the project from we note -- the mwaa control. >> i think you can save money and built above ground, i think that makes more sense. >> the mwaa airport authority had a meeting today, but they passed to talk about the compromise we are talking about opting to talk about it later this month. natasha barrett, abc7 news. >> thanks natasha. >>> a plea of not guilty after a grand jury certification four voluntary manslaughter charges against kin yiu cheung, who admitted to police he fell asleep behind the wheel just before a crash. it was said that
. how a big new purchase is doing just that. >>> hot and humid july evening. when will the weather improve? wjz meteorologist bernadette woods is updating your first warning forecast. not that long ago, many families were priced out of an overheated housing market. but the times have changed. get the facts at remax.com. it's a great place to see all the listings in thousands of cities and towns. with lots of houses to chose from and down-to-earth prices the dream of owning a home seems more attainable than ever. find out what an experienced re/max agent can do for you. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >>> out of the ashes. a baltimore city church struggles to rebuild. investigators say the fire started after someone found stolen equipment in the sanctuary. what the church is doing to get back on its feet. >> reporter: hours before sunday services, flames ripped through the greater paradise christian center on the corner of east oliver and north potomac. >> now, two hours later, it's time to rebuild, just focus. and let's get back in here and make it
the best deal you can tomorrow. >>> facebook made a big announcement. on the heels of the google's social network. facebook is rolling out video calls. they're also launching a group chat feature. users can create group chats. facebook now has 750 million users and they share 4 billion things suchs a photos and links on the status update each day. >>> this is the neatest thing i've seen. vending machines aren't just for drinks and snacks. facebook is filling them with computer accessories. here's one of the computer vending machines. >> this is frictionless it. an employer needs something and they take the badge and they badge in. they have everything that they need. they have power supplies and key boards. >> facebook says they're cost effective by keeping better track of the supplies. the employees swipe badges and get what they need. the company hopes to eliminate supply cabinets by the end of the year. >>> the bw parkway is open tonight. it was shutdown for four hours. we have a bizarre attack near 195. a man armed with a shotgun beat at a mobile speed camera. the operator was inside.
. that's about 3% to 4% of total jobs in the region. >>> a big federal contractor may be house hunting. bechtel says it is considering moving its offices out of frederick to another location in the washington area. the frederick news post reports the san francisco-based company told its 2,000 workers on thursday that leases on the frederick offices are up for renewal. the company has coordinated many international projects including nuclear reactors and $2.3 billion in construction contracts in iraq. so, you know, you can imagine a lot of areas are going to start bidding on those. >> yeah. >> they're going to try to get a better deal on the current lease. >> the thought had occurred. could be a little bit of a negotiation tactic. >> you would think leases are lower than in the washington area. interesting. >> we'll see if they can get a deal somewhere else. >> metro says its trains are meeting all of the agency's on- time goals now. >> a closer look at the numbers is revealing something else. >> olga breese is in for howard bernstein with our forecast today. we could use a little breez
't you going against the policy that's in place where you're at?" >> smith: manning was taking a big risk. under the army's "don't ask, don't tell" rules, gay soldiers, like manning, were required to keep their sexual orientation secret. his friends also worried about his political activism. >> in his facebook profile, he posted signs and pictures at his presence at rallies. >> smith: gay rights rallies? >> right. this struck me as very dangerous to his position. i mean, i admired him for his... you know, for his courage on this, but i thought it might be a little bit foolhardy. >> smith: during this period, manning also started a relationship with a young man from upstate new york named tyler watkins. on weekends, bradley would visit him in boston, where watkins was studying. during those trips, the young intelligence analyst also found a new group of friends, computer science students and hackers. at the time, wikileaks was already making headlines, and julian assange was an admired figure among hackers. boston opened new doors for manning, but he had a problem back on base. >> he thoug
mission payload. >> just this whole cubicle. >> essentially, a big hardware box, the size of a washing machine that will fly on the shuttle and dock on the international space station. its purpose is to service future satellites. >> starting on friday, i will have my team in here so i will be pinning my team 55 minutes into the flight, does everything look good? >> all eyes are on the final mission with goddard and a special role. >> i think i can't believe this is the final space shuttle mission. it is emotional to think this is a magical piece of hardware, amazing engineering feat. we are going to lose it. >> this friday's launch into orbit will be the 135th blastoff and shuttle's last mission. >> it will be sad to see it all end. >> the shuttle has cleared the tower. >> at goddard spaceflight center, surae chinn, 9news now. >>> our kristin fisher is heading to the kennedy space center. she'll have live reports later this week as we get closer to the launch of atlantis. if all goes to plan, liftoff is scheduled for 11:26 friday morning. >>> still to come when the news continues, new
about a wall of dust as big as 80 kilometers wide in some areas. you can see it engulfing the city and causing havoc particularly foral flights. -- particularly for flights. going across much of the south western area. this ising? which can go from mid june right through september. that's the monsoon season itself. so more of this can be expected. but pretty extraordinary pictures coming in there. all sorts of things being brought down. among them, electricity wires, cables, you name it. it's quite a mess. right there in phoenix. >> now venezuelan president hugo chavez has leaders traveling to the area for the bicentennial celebration and using it as an opportunity to show support for hugo chavez from his cancer treatment. >> and prosecutors say the 25-year-old casey anthony smothered her daughter. first she said her child was kidnapped by a nanny then said she drowned in the swimming pool. the jury cleared her of the most serious charges. >> and barack obama says he wants to raise the credit limit and they have a limited time to prevent a u.s. from defaulting. >> now for some of u
with this question. tomorrow, at your turn 40 years old. what are your hopes for the future? >> there is a big future. that is a future where we are all able to freely communicate our hopes and dreams and the historical record is an item that is completely -- it could never be changed, deleted, modified. that is something is -- that is my lifelong quest to do. from that, justice lows. -- flows. most of us are reasonably intelligent. if we communicate with each other, organize, and know what is going 9, and that is pretty much what it is all about. in the short term, it is that my staff stopped hassling. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] >> the head of the national institute of health talks about science and innovation in the u.s.. the state department calls on the syrian government to withdraw troops. that briefing is later. in case you just missed it, wikileaks founder in a forum in london. >> on tomorrows "washington journal," we continue our discussion on federal spending and the national debt. after that, pe
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